Username Post: Organizing LO in Albums        (Topic#1547389)
hotroding scrapbooker
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I'm sure that many people here have the same conundrum I'm currently facing. I do not scrap chronologically. I scrap based on what picture or paper I feel like using when I sit down. So when you scrap like this, how do you organize your albums?

This question is exactly why I prefer making mini albums. Please help so I can become a 12x12 scrapper too!


 
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In response to hotroding scrapbooker

I do not scrap chronilogically, but I do put my LOs in Albums by year. Each year has it's own album (or more) and I put the new LO where it would go by month. THe months themselves may not be chronilogical but they are grouped together.


 
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I am not a chronological scrapper either (I recently did layouts of my now 3 year old's first foods and my now 1 year olds first foods so I'm all over the place*lol)

I use 3 ring albums and always have extra page protectors handy for when I need to slip a page in somewhere. I've tried post-bound albums and they drive me bonkers for just this reason.


 
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I'm currently in the process of converting my post-bound albums to hinge, so I'm using it as a chance to get my LO's in better chrono order. I started out doing them chronologically (especially my grandson's albums), but then eventually started doing the "go with inspiration" method. So I'll do layouts, put them in albums, and then occasionally go through and reroganize them.


 
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My layouts are willy nilly in my albums. I use top-loading page protectors, so I can easily switch pages around if I want to group similar items together.


 
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my lay outs are willy nilly in albums too,,,,,

I like 3 ring binders, so easy to stick 3rd birthday between 2nd halloween and 4th Hanukkah that way, if I see it,,,,,

But, I like them willy nilly,,,,,,,IDK why, I just do,,,

I figure that someday when I am long dead, my kids might want to go through the albums and take the LO's that are their favorites, or mean something to them, anyway,,,,knocking out any "order" I have them in in any case,,,,so order doesn't mean much to me,though I do try and at least DATE or AGE the photos,,,,and list the event, if it's not immediately clear,,,,


 
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  • Fortunes Fool Said:
I do not scrap chronilogically, but I do put my LOs in Albums by year. Each year has it's own album (or more) and I put the new LO where it would go by month. THe months themselves may not be chronilogical but they are grouped together.





Ditto this exactly...scrap when/what ever I feel like, but in the albums in order...use a 3 ring album to prevent page damage and the 'crazies' in trying to organize them. I'm working on 2010's album, have thru August this year done. All other albums are complete.


 
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I am so not chronological -- very ADD when it comes to scrapping. That is why I can't use post bound. Plus my albums are always too big.

I also keep extra protectors in each 3 ring binder -- so it's easier to slip something in where needed.

I keep them by year (or 2 or 3 years) -- I don't get too hung up if something is out of order by a few months.

I find it fun to sit down and go thru the album and reorganize every 6 months or so -- let's you enjoy your memories and your work.


 
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Some of my albums are chronological and some aren't. Like Holly, I prefer 3-ring albums for this reason. I can always move things around if necessary, but I don't stress too much if LOs are in the album out of order.


 
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  • IzzyB on 11-22-10 04:51 AM
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I don't scrap chronologically, but baby books are put together chronologically more or less. I don't get bent out of shape if a March page is before a Feb page but I do try to generally keep them in order.

The famly album is a free for all. I just put whatever is new next.....


 
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I don't scrap chronologically either. I do however put them in albums somewhat chronologically. I have an album for my sons first year and after that I just have yearly albums. I also have albums separate for vacations.


 
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I scrap whatever whenever. Eventually, every few months, when I just have no motivation TO scrap, etc., I will sit down and rearrange my LOs. I'm also working on getting these into D-ring albums, a topic at a time (so far travel is the only one that has it's own album and is pretty much completely organized, but I'm working on it...).

The only thing I'm sort of scrapping chronologically is my baby's LOs, but he's only 7 months old, so there's not too much jumping around that I can do.


 
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I don't always scrap chronologically so I place completed layouts into a layout storage box, and then add them to my scrapbook in chronological order once I have caught up on my scrapping.


 
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I don't scrap in order either but my kids each have their own album and I do put their lo in pretty good date order. The family albums are just whatever! When I have a year completed in the family albums I do go back through and put them in my CM albums and have an album or two for each year.


 
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  • Dasha on 11-22-10 08:25 AM
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I guess I'm not a chronological scrapper either. And I'm slowly realizing that post bound albums are not for me! Once I am done with an album, however, I do try to put it in the album in chronological order.

I have a question for those using the 3 ring albums. How do they look with 2 page layouts?? I feel like the post bound albums are better able to keep the pages together right at the edges so it looks like one big page, rather than 1 page broken out in 2. Does that make sense?


 
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this is exactly why I use d-ring albums so I can just pop them where they belong as they go


 
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In response to hotroding scrapbooker

I don't scrap chronologically either, but I have one album for "general" family, one album for just my mom, one album for my brother, and one album for my cats. I just keep adding to those and don't worry about pages "going together" or not.


 
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I don't scarp chronologically so I have albums for Travel, Family, Friends, BOM and the los are in any old order


 
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  • stick on 11-22-10 10:44 AM
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Another 3-ring binder album fan here. I don't scrap in chronological order, but most of my LOs are date specific (vacations, holidays, etc.). 3-ringers allow me to keep the finished pages in order.

For the 2-page LOs, I don't mind the gap at all - but I also don't make 2-pagers that need to be close, I don't cross elements or pictures over both of the pages that way.


 
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Where do you buy 3-ring binder? Which one is best? I have post bound album, I loved the the front cover that is why I got it, but now i am confused how to put new page protectors inside...I think i will not like that type of album...


 
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I get my D-rings at M's or ACM's and always with a coupon, so they're not too pricey


 
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I don't do LOs in chronological order at all! Whatever pictures are inspiring me at the moment are the ones that get scrapped. My yearly albums are basically in order, there might be a few pages here & there that are off by a month or two- I usually order at least 3-4 months worth of pictures at once, and by that point I just don't remember if the swimming pool pictures were June or August! But my other albums are fairly chaotic. My "Me-ish" album has LOs that I wouldn't necessarily show just anyone, and those jump around from two years ago to elementary school! What works for everyone is different. That's the best part of scrapbooking!


 
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I scrap what inspires me at any given time and just add my newest LO's to the next available page protector in my 3-ring album. I'm on album three so far and until I get a lot more LO's done, I'm just leaving them as is, and maybe always will. But eventually, I'll do a Wedding album and a Vegas Vaca album and I have several themed post-bound albums I've already bought, so I suppose I'll have to do some LO's to go in them. But I rather like the mixture of this and that in the albums so as a rule, that may be the way I'll roll~


 
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I have several albums. One is for my son's younger years, the other is Jr & Sr High School. I have one for Family, vacations, BOM, etc.


 
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  • Ilka79 Said:
Where do you buy 3-ring binder? Which one is best? I have post bound album, I loved the the front cover that is why I got it, but now i am confused how to put new page protectors inside...I think i will not like that type of album...



I like the Hiller/We R Memory Keepers ones


 
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I'm not a chronological scrapper but the LO's go into my album chronologically .. i make a excel spread sheet of all my photos once I take them so once I'm done with a LO I know exactly where it goes into my album. I do use post bound albums which can make it a little difficult... I have periods of time where pages in my albums are blank waiting for me to complete a specific LO... I'm OCD about having everything in order so it works for me!


 
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I tried scrapping as I was motivated rather than chronologically. But then the pages just sat in my post-bound album until the appropriate month was ready. But now that I have gone to the "dark side" and use 3 ring albums, I'm definitely going to start scrapping in any order.


 
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I'm with kygirlinfl. I don't scrap chronologically, and I don't file in my albums chronologically. I guess I just prefer a variety of times, places, and people when I pick up an album. I do have a Hawaii trip album, but that's kind of a natural to put those altogether. Other than that, it's anything goes.


 
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I think I must have much more OCD than a lot of you! I can handle things out of order by a month or so, but having my LOs willy nilly in my albums would drive me nuts!


 
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  • californiaphoenix Said:
I think I must have much more OCD than a lot of you! I can handle things out of order by a month or so, but having my LOs willy nilly in my albums would drive me nuts!




Yeah. Me too.

I'm impressed by Stephanie's method--leaving blank pages for future layouts. Except, that sounds like WORK. And, my scrapbooking is FUN and relaxing. I don't wanna work!!!!

I couldn't possibly do that either. I never know if a certain event or photo(s) will be a 1 or 2-page (or more) layout. I couldn't plan that well.

I have some page protectors in my albums that only have a layout on one side..... BUT, it's in the correct chronological order.


 
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I have 4 kids so I do put mine in chronologial order because I don't want them or anybody else to look at a baby layout and then the next one is when they are 3? I do scrap what photos inspire me at time but they all go in there albums in order I use the We R Memory 3 ring Alums I Love, love them. I use Cobalt blue, Lavender, and Kiwi... love the kiwi


Edited by flagirlof4 on 11-24-10 02:08 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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  • Bxr-Linda Said:
  • californiaphoenix Said:
I think I must have much more OCD than a lot of you! I can handle things out of order by a month or so, but having my LOs willy nilly in my albums would drive me nuts!




Yeah. Me too.

I'm impressed by Stephanie's method--leaving blank pages for future layouts. Except, that sounds like WORK. And, my scrapbooking is FUN and relaxing. I don't wanna work!!!!

I couldn't possibly do that either. I never know if a certain event or photo(s) will be a 1 or 2-page (or more) layout. I couldn't plan that well.

I have some page protectors in my albums that only have a layout on one side..... BUT, it's in the correct chronological order.


I've never been able to plan that well either. I hear of people who plan their LOs out before ordering pictures, and I just can't imagine doing it on a regular basis! The only time I did it was with my sister's wedding album... But I'm not doing it for my own album of her wedding! I guess I just need the freedom to do as many pages of something as I want to at that exact moment.


 
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Well, Brittany...
I'll admit, I often do roughly plan my layouts before ordering my photos.

I typically scrap away from home at a friend's, so I put together my pages before I go. I will often have a general idea what I want to do for a layout and then order my photos. I also tend to order more than one size, in case I change my mind about the layout.


 
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I just think I'd feel too locked into something if I started planning that early. I do weed out photos pretty ruthlessly before printing, and I'll print a few favorites in larger sizes. Of course, this method could be why I recently had to go trash tons of prints that had already been scrapped or were never going to be... Lol.


 
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In response to YesterdaysEcho

I scrap chronologically, but that doesn't mean the LO stay that way for some reason...D rings make life so much easier. I also have an album for each year, I do my best to get them in order, but if they're not, I don't think my unborn grandkids or great-grandchildren or whoever might look through them once I'm long gone are really going to mind.


 
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i do scrapbook chronologically and it does drive me crazy sometimes.especially when my husband had put photo's in a unusual place & throws my whole albums out of wack.it took several hours to rectify this occurance.i finally did get things sorted but things would have been heaps easier if i had purchased d ring albums instead of traditional post bound.i still am happy with my orginal choice as i was so pleased to find scrapbooking & 12x12 albums as this is just what i had been looking for.they can all sit nicely on a shelf.before that i didnt like the odd shapes & sizes of the old fashioned photo albums.i have converted them to hold stickers & other embellishment items rather than throw them away
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I DO have to admit, however, that scrapping out of order and having things in scrapbooks "willy-nilly" does make it difficult when you're looking for a specific layout. I spent a lot of time tonight looking for a layout I wanted to post on Facebook. Maybe I should number my albums and make a spreadsheet what's in each. Who knows, that could trigger a whole new method of doing things for me!


 
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